Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #46 from Delaware Annual Conference Methodist Episcopal Church Memoirs 1865-1950

Date of Conference Journal Memoir/Obituary May 6 - 11, 1886
Deceased Person William F. Butler, D. D.
Birth 2/7/1835 in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Death 2/20/1886 in Insane ward of Delaware Almshouse. Several delegations from the Conferences were present at his funeral.
Church Service, Charges Served, Affiliated Locations, and Other Biographical Information [White??] Came to U.S. in 1853 at age 18. Received into the A.M.E. Zion Connection in 1856. Active in anti-slavery activities; not soldier. Participated in organization of the colored troops including pleading their cause in getting them soldier's dress & pay. In Zion Connection did service in the West. Helped with colored membership of the Southern Church. Organized first convention of colored men held after war in Kentucky, arousing wrath of rebels. Probably assigned to Eastern work for his safety. He was assigned various stations & conferences & was a Presiding Elder of a colored district in Missouri Conference. Received D.D. degree from Central Tennessee College. Transferred to Delaware Conference. Appointments in Wilmington, Philadelphia, Chester. Was superannuated in 1885 session in Salisbury, Md.
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